Third-generation, US-only Perception seeks new converts with cutting-edge hybrid drivetrain wrapped in standard styling The Perception identify returned to Honda’s American line-up for 2019 after 5 years away. This Prius challenger is way extra standard in appears to be like than both of the earlier Insights, nonetheless, and has creature comforts aplenty moderately than a weight-saving, stripped-down inside.Honda’s objective has been to create a “premium compact saloon”. The Perception Hybrid is being offered within the US, Canada and Japan, however there are not any present plans to convey it to Europe. Stateside, it slots into the electrified vary beneath the Accord Hybrid and Readability Plug-In Hybrid.The Perception rides on structure from the Civic, which is the number-one-selling automotive in Canada and quantity two within the US, though each are closely outsold by the preferred SUVs and vans. It’s fitted with the third technology of Honda’s i-MMD multi-mode hybrid drive system – a really comparable set-up to the one which impressed us within the CR-V Hybrid, however paired right here with a 1.5-litre Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder moderately than the two.Zero-litre motor.